Happy Wednesday! Have you ever had a desire to be just like someone else? Maybe you have said, I want to be like…when I grow up? We go as far as observing everything they do and eventually begin to recognize some similarities in our thinking or in our actions. Today as we begin to read 1 Corinthians chapter 11, Paul shares who he imitates. Join me as we begin reading the chapter.
“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 NLT
Before we breakdown 11:1, we should revisit 1 Corinthians 10:33, where Paul concluded, “I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved.” The primary goal was to demonstrate love for God and others. Also, to build up the church, with new believers and mature others in the faith, and avoiding behaviors that caused people in the church to stumble.
Sisters and brother, Paul is asking us to do the same – let us imitate Christ and do what is best for others so that many may be save. Let us walk in the freedom we have in Christ Jesus so that our actions may be driven by love.
Questions to ponder:
- How will you imitate Christ?
- What are some practical ways to demonstrate the love of God today?
- Do your words and actions display Christ actively at work in your life?
Father God, thank you for today. Thank you for showing us your love. Lord, you never fail to give us examples of who you are or your character. Lord, you continuously lead us in ways that show us how to love others. Lord, continue to work in us. Lord, transform us to be bold and follow after you. Lord, may we become more like you in the church, on our jobs and in our homes. Lord, take the lead in our lives. In Jesus name, amen.
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